Is Soda the New Tobacco

Why does our nation’s health depend on the tactics of the soda industry? “Big Soda” is spending millions to confuse the public and prevent action in the face of growing scientific evidence, just as “Big Tobacco” did before them. Speakers including Stanton Glantz and Mark Pertschuk will explore the parallels in these fights for a healthier future.

Stanton Glantz, PhD
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Mark Pertschuk, JD
Director of Grassroots Change, former Director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
Lynn Silver, MD MPH
Senior Advisor, Public Health Instiitute
Holly Scheider, MPH
Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition - moderator
October 07, 2014 at 6pm - 8pm
Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley Law School, Room 100
215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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to the Ecology Center

As of January 2017, Berkeley’s soda tax has generated more than $2.5 million for community nutrition & health efforts, including school garden programs.